We’d like to introduce you to the official distribution division of 93 Made Games – Indie Games United. When we started the company way back in 2008, our main aspiration was to design enjoyable tabletop games. Pretty simple, right?
Well, we quickly discovered that we had more that we would accomplish and started publishing and distributing games as well. Initially, we started with our own games and then realised that we had much to offer other independent designers and publishers. In particular, we could help to promote and distribute their games alongside our own. Win-win.
By the time 2016 rolled around, we had published four of our own games, sold games from over one hundred different indie publishers, travelled all the way from Australia to the US to promote our games and other indie designers at Gen Con Indy, and confirmed our belief that indie designers and publishers make some of the best games in the world.
At this point, we had given ourselves two objectives. Firstly, and this was more of a personal ambition, we wanted to completely reboot our most popular game – Viewpoint. We spent five years revising the first game and designing three more sets to go with it. When the design and development dust had settled, we had created the Viewniverse, an expansive and original card game series where every deck is an episode that players explore in an attempt to return the dimension-hopping main characters, the Blinkers, back to their home planet. We achieved this in 2021 with the release of the first four Viewniverse episodes.
Secondly, we wanted to launch a tabletop games distribution service that would be separate from our design and publishing activities but still align with our mission to support and advocate for indie designers and publishers. This is why we created Indie Games United.
The Indie Games in the title is fairly self-explanatory. However, the essential word is United. Specifically, our aim is to unite independent designers and publishers throughout the tabletop industry with each other as well as uniting them with game stores around the globe. All industry participants, including designers, publishers, retailers, distributors, consolidators, artists, graphic designers, gamers, playtesters, convention coordinators, games club members and so on, have so much to offer each other. It is our job to make it easier for independent designers and publishers to get a leg up by helping them to promote and sell their high quality and novel games.
As always, we look forward to the journey ahead and collaborating with indie designers, indie publishers and retailers to make their worlds a little easier to navigate.
Indie Games United
Indie Games United is a distributor and advocate of independently designed and published tabletop games. We collaborate with designers and publishers to provide game stores with unique compilations of high quality and novel games.